Using Self-Storage During Renovation
While renovating serves the long-term goal of beautifying and bettering your home and office, the journey towards that goal is a messy one. At the heart of it all are your precious belongings that are constantly at risk!
Home renovations can be expensive, time consuming, and frustrating. Self- Storage makes life easier by providing an alternative to informal storage space.
Table of contents
- Why Use Self Storage for Renovation
- What Self Storage Types are used during Renovations?
Why Use Self Storage for Renovation
You’re trapped in your own home because there’s no way out. There’s a thick dust storm everywhere, everyone is constantly walking around, and the coverings for everything in the rooms keep rolling up. Your things are always at risk of getting damaged or destroyed. You can’t even go to the bathroom without having to worry about whether you’ll be able to get back into your room again.
On the other hand, at the office, your paperwork and the fancy mahogany desks stand the risk of being ruined in some way. Your teammates cannot concentrate and be productive, which impacts customer deliverables. Eventually, this affects your ability to meet deadlines.– A hassled renovator
1. Prevent accidental damage during renovations
Renovations can be incredibly messy. Whether its plaster material, wood dust or paint splatters, your space will get very dirty and could remain so for quite some time. To make sure your things are kept clean during a renovation, it might be best to move them out of your house temporarily, and into a self storage facility. When your renovators call you, they’re not calling because something broke; they’re calling because they have got a job to do. You don’t need a call about your leather couch having a rip in it or your television falling off the walls.
2. Create clear area for the contractors to work efficiently
During renovating, you’ll certainly end up having to clear some area for your contractors to do their job. If you’re living in an apartment, then it might mean having to move items that are currently in the living room or the wardrobe or under the bed, inside another room so they won’t block access to the construction site. That doesn’t necessarily make things easier, however. To start off with, you’re going to need enough extra room to house all your stuff. Plus, your contractor will not appreciate you asking them to spend additional time and effort sorting through your possessions and taking inventory of what needs to go where. So instead, consider storing those things you know you won’t miss in a secure self-storage unit. This will spare your contractor from having to figure out how to rearrange your furniture or put it somewhere else.
3. Reduce the chances of theft of your precious belongings
In addition, your house will turn into a revolving doorway of contractors and technicians. When you are renovating, you will come across lots of people who aren’t part of your team. These include plumbers, electricians, painters, AC technicians, installers, carpenter, etc. Some of those people you might never meet or know personally – they are total unknowns! Your precious belongings are inside your house, and you may not be around to keep an eagle-eyed lookout during working hours. By storing your valuables in a self-storage facility, they are safe and sound, and only you have access to them.
4. Generate White Space to help you organise and declutter
Most important, it gives you a blank slate in your new place. With all of your things safely stored away from you, you get an amazing opportunity to see your empty living area and figure out what you need and what you don’t. You could use this chance to tidy up your place by reorganizing your rooms, decluttering, and determining what needs to be there all the time versus what just comes in for certain seasons like the Diwali decorations.
What Self Storage Types are used during Renovations?
You can book one of our private rooms or utility lockers to safeguard your items and even relax a bit as the renovating process progresses.
Private Storage Unit
For furniture and other bulky items, you can book a private storage unit of the exact or close-to-exact size that you need. You can even scale up or down as you wish.
This way, when the renovating process is happening room-by-room, then you can store only that room’s furniture. Once the process is underway in the entire house, you can scale up and get a bigger sized storage space. You pay for what you get at Self-Storage India and nothing more.
As a business owner, you can utilize the private rooms to store your office furniture, your wall decorations, and any excess inventory that you have at the office. If you used to store prototypes at the premises, then store them without concern at one of our secure units.
Categorize and label items and boxes as electronics, kitchen, bedroom, and closet/ cabinets for easy access even while the things are in the storage unit.
Utility lockers are great for storing paperwork.
During renovating, flocks of people are coming and going. You cannot keep track of them. As such, the possibility of stolen paperwork – tax records, employee records, wills, power of attorney, etc.- increases.
To safeguard these documents at all times, you can drop them off at Self-Storage India’s warehouses where they’ll be kept in secure utility lockers.
Arrangements can be made so that your other confidential documents will be delivered to your locker at the warehouse.
They’ll be received and maintained with utmost safety. Also, your documents will not be handed out to anyone until we receive express written permission from you.
Overall, a self-storage unit will buy you peace of mind and the assurance that your items are somewhere clean and safe. You can focus on the renovation project at hand without worrying about your valuables that might get damaged.
How to Use Self Storage India’s Storage Unit During a Renovation
- Prepare a list of your belongings that you may want to put into Self Storage.
- Use Self Storage Calculator to determine what room size may work for you.
- Use the Self Storage Calculator form, or the Contact Form to setup a discussion with a Storage Expert
- Identify the right storage unit and location for you in discussion with the Storage Expert
- Pack and transport the goods to the chosen Self Storage facility.
- Sign mandatory rental agreement and make the first rent payment.
- Lock and secure your storage unit.
- Access your storage unit as and when you need to.